David Stanton

Agile Program Manager


David Stanton is a pragmatic lean program manager and thought leader, driving continuous low risk improvements and cost-effective delivery.  Through strong stakeholder engagements, well thought out broad strategic approaches, he implements innovative solutions addressing everyday issues through inspirational leadership, a “no surprise” philosophy providing transparency to achieve win-win outcomes for stakeholders.


    • Agile Delivery; Applying lean practices to the project management lifecycle for higher quality results

    • Program & Portfolio Management; Single accountable PM to deliver business benefits

    • Risk Management; Tackling Risk and Compliance, ensuring transparent agreed outcomes

    • Stakeholder Management; Strong senior stakeholder engagement skills to deliver strategic outcomes

    Profile and Passion

    David has invested nearly thirty years in the corporate finance sector and over half that in project management. He leverages his wealth of project experience in transformation agenda, maturity uplifts and technology activities to minimise risk, manage stakeholders and control finances to deliver customer outcomes.

    David’s passion is drive lean continuous improvements to address waste in organisational processes, through building passionate collaborative teams.

    Strategy/Leadership Initiatives

    • Lean Agile Techniques: Director Main focus is to support individuals and teams with lean agile techniques to help businesses deliver higher quality outcomes.
    • Meet Up: Organiser of this career-oriented group to coach traditional program / project managers looking to keep up with the modern delivery approach "agile".

    Strategy/Change Initiatives

    • Kaizen Process Improvement: Using data visualisation tools (e.g. Qlik, Tableau) to integrate disparate systems into a streamlined display of consolidated data for easier analysis.
    • Testing Transformation: Applying lean processes to increase change throughput, quality and reduced waste, by automating processes, loading and aligning end-to-end high-quality test data.

    Key Achievements

    • Coached and mentored staff to become high performing collaborative teams

    • Sound financial management, regularly delivering within 5% of monthly and annual forecast

    • Moved corporate department towards a DevOps capability through Test Environment maturity

    • Creating 20% increase in Release Testing capability per year applying Lean techniques

    • Risk Mitigation Management, with automation quality testing processes to reduce defect leakage

    • Kaizen practice improvement in the Project Office improving end of month formal reporting, introducing data visualisation tools for within month management


    • 20+ years program / project management experience
    • Diploma of Project Management Level 5 Course (PMBoK)
    • Bachelor of Banking and Finance, Major in Accounting
    • Associate Diploma of Mechanical Engineering


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